Mass strikes take place in Palestine to commemorate the Nakba
PALESTINE – A mass strike has hit various cities and camps across the Gaza Strip and the West Bank Wednesday, marking the seventy-first anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba at a time when preparations are under way for launching a massive March of Return on the eastern border of the Gaza Strip with an expected attendance of over a million participants.
The Nakba, or Catastrophe, is the Arab name for the establishment of the Zionist entity known as Israel and the ethnic cleansing of the native Palestinian population that resulted from it in 1948.
Students and school students stopped going to schools and universities while government institutions closed their doors as well as shops, in response to the calls made by the High Commission for Return Marches and the Breaking of the Siege.
Meanwhile, the Zionist occupation army intensified its presence at the border as the Palestinian people prepared to commemorate the Nakba Day.